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In his youth, ARTAXERXES had to take the Persian throne after the murder of his father Xerxes I in 465 BCE. Yikes, couldn’t we have picked a less controversial or emotional name for this handmade velvet cushion?
Well, we wanted to show that we appreciated Artaxerxes’ sorrowful situation by making a FANTASTICALLY EXQUISITE, FOUR-COLOR HANDMADE VELVET CUSHION in his honor. Was this cushion design, featuring original artwork by Dutch Fashion Designer Annyta Lolyta, patterned after the designs that were prevalent in the Persian courts at the time of ARTAXERXES reign? Maybe. Did she channel the design from a Persian angel that guided her inspiration for this design? Maybe. What we do know is that this handmade velvet cushion is truly a work of art. You can also look at the entire PERSIAN RULER SERIES here: CYRUS THE GREAT, DARIUS THE GREAT, XERXES THE GREAT, ARDASHIR, DIODOTUS, PEROZ, SHAPUR, VAHAHRAN, SOGDIANUS, CAMBYSES or ANTIOCHUS III.
All of these handmade velvet cushions are of changeant or shot silk velvet, a two-tone that material changes in the light. Each handmade hand-painted cushion in Velvet Matters is a unique expression of Annyta’s artistry with color, form and fabric.
Take a look at Annyta’s other handmade, hand-painted, hand-printed, hand-stamped and/or hand-embossed velvet cushions HERE.
All Velvet Matters products are handmade in the Netherlands by Annyta. Since 1995, she has been making exclusive, hand-printed scarves and other fashion accessories. The Velvet Matters webshop now brings Annyta’s specialized velvet accessories to the world.
Our velvet is made of 63% acetate and 37% viscose.
Our felt is 70% wool and 30% polyester fiber.
NOTE #1: Our cushions are filled with down feathers. If you want to buy just the cushion cover with no fill or substitute another type of fill, please contact us.
Note #2: Velvet Matters products become more alive and beautiful with age. But please protect them. Even though we use the highest high quality changeant or shot-silk velvet, prolonged exposure to bright sunlight might cause some fading or discolouring. For maintenance tips see the FAQ.
Note #3: Just like dating-site photographs, our Velvet Matters cushion colours might look just a little different in reality. But don’t worry, unlike dating sites, our velvet cushions are always even more beautiful in real life – it’s just that maybe, once in a while, they might look a little different from the web photos.